Gwadar: The people of Balochistan desire progress and development and They are in favor of the China- Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects said the Federal Minister for Ports and Shipping, Mir Hasil Khan Bizenjo.
The Minister welcomed the Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif who inaugurated a number of development projects in Gwadar. The projects also included the foundation stone laying of the Free Zone Port.
Bizenjo on the occasion said that if anyone does not favor CPEC then they do not represent the feelings and aspirations of the people. It was said that back in 1991, Gwadar was a backward town deprived of basic facilities however, now the Prime Minister took special interest in the city due to which it is now going to be an international port.
The Minister also demanded a special package of Rs. 10 billion for development of Gwadar and the provision of basic facilities in the area.
The Chief Minister of Balochistan, Sanaullah Zehri also thanked Prime Minister for his special interest towards the development of Balochistan and added that business activities are increasing in the area. Full attention is also being paid to solve the problems of the local people.
The Chief Minister made it clear that Gwadar port of CPEC would open avenues for progress and development not only for Balochistan but the entire country. It was stated that the people of Balochistan would not allow anyone to obstruct the development of CPEC.
The Ambassador of China to Pakistan, Sun Weidong also gave a speech in which he said that, the Gwadar Port and CPEC are symbols of close friendly ties between China and Pakistan. The envoy also announced a donation of six million dollars for the betterment of academic institutions in the area. Scholarships for local students were also announced and a focus was laid on medical training and learning of Chinese language.